Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Milli Xalça Muzeyi, formerly called the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum) is a museum located in Baku that displays Azerbaijani carpets and rugs with historical and modern weaving techniques and materials. It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world. First opened on Neftchiler Avenue in 1967, it moved to a new building on the Baku's seafront park in 2014.
The museum was established in 1967 and was initially located in the Juma Mosque in Icheri Sheher. The mosque was built in the 15th century and renovated in the 19th century. Its first exhibition was held in 1972. In 1992, after the collapse of USSR, the museum was moved to the second floor of what is now the Baku Museum Center, a building that had originally been the Lenin museum. The collection was named in honour of the carpet designer Latif Karimov.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Ia Kakichashvili | Mar 1, 2018
Very interesting place for the visitors of Baku and just curious people. The museum has been renovated and changed its location. Having the shape of the carpet itself it represents very modern installation of different carpets woven in different styles and regions. Along with the old historical carpets one can find contemporary carpets as well. Museum has very good illumination so the each carpet is visually well presented. It has souvenirs shop. Though I personally think this shop is expensive. In general it is worth to be visited place in Baku.
Clark Roberts | Feb 22, 2018
Wonderful collection of carpets displaying. The museum is very well managed. Overall it's clean. The most memorable tour. Guides are the ones who obviously love their jobs and their personalities always shine. So many thanks to OcearAir Travels..
Vira Art | Feb 23, 2018
Well-designed museum with nice carpet collection. Worth a visit! Student's fee 3AZN, but remember to take your student ID
Will Somerville | Jan 9, 2018
This is a beautiful museum. My favorite part was watching a skilled rugmaker at her loom. Her fingers were flying.
Entesar K | Mar 3, 2018
A beautiful place for people interested in history and art. Watching the lady who was hand knotting the carpet was fun.
Elchin V. Ibrahimov | Apr 24, 2018
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum reopened its doors in September 2014 following a highly anticipated move from the second floor of Baku’s Museum Centre. The structure of the Carpet Museum in Baku is intended to look like a rolled carpet. The structure, which took six years to build, has curved walls from the inside, not just the outside, which means that visitors can admire the country’s intricate textiles. SOURCE: Baku Travel Guide
Dr. Iram Khan | Apr 18, 2018
Excellent presentation of Azerbaijani culture. A good mix of modern Information Technology and traditional cultural preservation.
Mufaddal mustafa | Jul 12, 2018
It was amazing amazing amazing, lot of history and culture. If you are a student do not forget to take it with you, you will get a good discount. It doesn't matter which university or which country you studying in.
Omar Al-Busaidi | Jun 23, 2018
Nice place to visit, you have to have ticket for Camera (Tickets adults 7 AZN, kids 3 AZN) 1 hour is max for the Museum.
Lotus Fleur | Jul 30, 2018
• Duration of my visit :- 2 Hours ⏰ . • Experience : 1)) Loved the building architecture and the surrounding park 👍. 2)) A big collection of carpets, cloths, and tools that are made of cotton and wool . • Cameras are not allowed as they will ask you to put your in a locker but you can use your phone instead !
Srecko Grabovac | Jul 17, 2018
one of the must sightseeing in baku city is carpet museum.the museum located near the metro station,you can reach there from everywhere easily.the building shaped like a rolled carpet.it takes 1-2 hours to visit all 3 floors.as its interesting to visit beautiful classic carpets from different cities from the past .its not only visiting the carpets,it means visiting the history.the process of changing maps!
Ionut Popescu | Aug 3, 2018
We had no expectations from the visit, but quite impressed by it. 7 manat entrance, and quite an interesting part of the Azerbaijan culture. I recommend it!
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